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Ditch the Dairy With PETA’s Guide to Vegan Milk Chocolate Treats

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If you’re a vegan chocolate fanatic and need to satisfy your sweet tooth, you’re in luck. There are so many vegan milk chocolate brands to choose from that are creamier, sweeter, and kinder to animals compared to their dairy counterparts.

The cow’s milk that goes into nonvegan chocolate is the product of the suffering and exploitation that happens on dairy farms, where cows are confined to small spaces, forcibly inseminated, and torn from their babies. Cows are social creatures that form complex relationships with one another, and research shows that they can recognize over 50 other individuals within their herd.

If you’re having a milk chocolate craving, ditch the dairy and opt for these treats instead.


Purdy’s Vegan Mylk Chocolate Bar

This smooth and creamy vegan milk chocolate is made with rice powder and cocoa butter. Try it as the classic bar or in some of Purdy’s other treats, like the Vegan Mylk Chocolate Sweet Georgia Browns or Vegan Mylk Chocolate Trail Mix Bar.

Lindt OatMilk Classic Recipe Chocolate Bar

Creamy oat milk is mixed with rich cocoa to make this indulgent chocolate bar from Swiss chocolate brand Lindt. You can find it, along with the crunchy Salted Caramel flavor, at Vons grocery stores.

Hershey’s Signature Oat Made Creamy with Almonds

The popular chocolate brand Hershey’s launched a vegan chocolate made with creamy oat milk instead of cow’s milk. It’s perfect for an after-dinner treat or melted in a vegan s’more. Find it at a Target store near you.

hershey's vegan oat milk chocolate

Vego Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bar

The Vego Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bar is chocolatey, sweet, and crunchy.

Taza Almond Milk Quinoa Crunch Chocolate Bar

This delectable treat seems like a Crunch bar in flavor and texture, but the ingredients are 100% vegan, organic, and gluten- and soy-free.

No Whey! Foods Milkless Chocolate Bar

This dairy-free chocolate bar is sweet and creamy enough to cure any sweet tooth. Eat it by itself or add it to your vegan s’mores for an extra-decadent treat.

LoveRaw Salted Caramel M:LK Choc Bar

Salty, sweet, and filled with caramel—you won’t be able to taste this indulgence without getting totally hooked.

Endangered Species Oat Milk Rice Crisp + Dark Chocolate Bar

Vegan chocolate staple Endangered Species recently launched its oat milk chocolate line, which combines classically rich chocolate with the sweetness of oat milk.

Trader Joe’s Organic Almond Beverage Chocolate Bar

Trader Joe’s has a long list of delicious vegan foods, so it’s no surprise that the chain added dairy-free milk chocolate to the list. It offers just the right amount of chocolatey sweetness for a quick post-meal treat.


No Whey! Foods Milkless Choco Morsels

Top ice cream with these morsels or add them to your favorite baked goods. This product will always deliver!

Endangered Species Premium Oat Milk + Dark Chocolate Baking Chips

These chocolate morsels are another product in the Endangered Species oat milk chocolate line. If you have trouble satisfying your chocolate cravings, try adding these to your vegan brownies for an extra layer of chocolatey goodness.

Pascha Rice Milk Chocolate Chips

If your bake sale is allergen-free, these rice milk chocolate chips are dairy-, soy-, gluten-, and nut-free as well as delicious.

Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chips

Odds are, you’ll find Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chips at your nearest grocery store, making them easy to grab in a pinch when you need to get baking. These chocolate morsels are also free of 14 common allergens, gluten-free, and vegan, so they’re likely safe to use for any occasion.


Vego Fine Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Layered with hazelnut chunks, this dreamy spread can be used to top toast, fruit, or ice cream to make your everyday snack just a little more crunchy and chocolatey.


Share your favorite vegan milk-chocolate treat with us on Twitter at @PETA. For a list of vegan dark chocolate options, check out PETA’s “Definitive Guide to Vegan Chocolate.”

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